Five young girls are dead in a small Utah community. Officer Rick Stacey and his K-9, Sig are determined to stop the mayhem, but they get set up by a powerful and dangerous man, who leaves them helpless to save the next victim.
I enjoyed reading this book and was curious to see how various plot points would come together at the end. They didn't. The obvious bad guy somehow became the good guy at the end, which I didn't buy. But the characters were written very well, and lots of interesting twists and turns were successfully incorporated into the book.
This book was better than I expected. Sometimes when you hear everyone tell you how great a book is, it doesn't meet your expectations. This book wasn't perfect, but it was a good book that involved you in the characters right away. I could hardly put it down.
The book is at its strongest when it focuses on Officer Stacey and Christina. Their stories were the most compelling and the most interesting. Most of the characters were well developed. But it bogged down a little when we got involved in all the secret identity stuff and conspiracy. But still, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a good thriller but is getting a little tired of the same old authors.
Really, I would prefer to give this book 3.5 stars, because it is better than 3, but not quite good enough for 4... This book started off really slow for me. I really liked the prolouge, but things seemed to fall flat for about the next 1/3 of the book. Some of the writing was a little forced. Reading it, it was obvious that this was the author's first book. After a while though, the story really started to pick up and move, and I found myself a lot more interested in the story and the outcome than I thought I would be. It was very interesting how he tied all the different plot lines together, but a lot of it was rather predictable.
I have to get rid of some books to make room for newer ones on my shelves and The Landlord is in the go pile. This was one of those random books I picked up at the local drug store years ago. I can't remember lots of the details now, but I've kept it for years which meant I did like it. : )